The year 2014 saw a new Task Force constituted with a vision to foster innovation and promote development of Genome-wide Analysis and Engineering Technologies to make them accessible and affordable for wider use in Life Sciences.
Initially, the Task Force’s purpose is to help establish accessible facilities on some emerging technologies.
These technologies are only examples and the Task Force can both support and make efforts to lead in new areas as well as adapt and improve current ones and develop human resources. The support under this Task Force will help create a larger user base and enable it to address important basic questions, for example, applications in the study of emerging diseases, to manipulate/engineer genomes, develop transgenic systems and develop genome-based diagnostics.
The Task Force will support proposals related to
During the period 2007 2014, the Department supported a programme to advance research and foster innovations in the areas of RNAi Science and Technologies. Now onwards the proposals with components on RNAi research and innovations relevant to Genome Wide Analysis, Manipulation and Interference would be considered under the present Task Force on Genome Engineering Technologies and Their Applications.
Dr Suchita Ninawe
Dr Dhananjay Tiwary
Joint Director/Scientist E & Program Officer